Tong Tem Toh (ต๋อง เต็ม โต๊ะ) – Excellent Northern Thai Food in Chiang Mai


In Chiang Mai there are a number of well known restaurants that specialize in northern Thai food (Lanna cuisine). Tong Tem Toh (ต๋อง เต็ม โต๊ะ) is sort of a trendy type of Thai restaurant. They’ve upgraded from normal Thai street food or classic restaurants with the Pepsi or Maggi tablecloths, and instead they have dark wooden […]

Authentic Egyptian Food at Arabesque Restaurant in Bangkok


During November of last year, I had a freelance assignment to eat at some of Bangkok’s best halal restaurants, try a bunch of food, take photos, and write about them. I was really excited about the opportunity for this freelance job, and I was able to discover quite a few gems, serving both Thai and […]

Southern Thai grilled chicken at Gai Yang Jirapan (ไก่ย่างจีระพันธ์)


Gai Yang Jirapan (ไก่ย่างจีระพันธ์), in Bangkok, is famous for their southern Thai style grilled chicken (gai yang ไก่ย่าง). What’s the difference between the regular Bangkok Thai gai yang recipe, like they might serve at Sabai Jai Gai Yang? That lies mainly with the use of kamin (ขมิ้น), fresh turmeric root, which is commonly associated with southern […]

Rasa Khas – Indonesian Restaurant in Bangkok


Despite the diversity of restaurants in Bangkok, the amount of other southeast Asian restaurants, can just about be counted on two hands. There are a couple Malaysian restaurants, one Filipino restaurant, and just a few Indonesian restaurants. Opening just at the beginning of 2013, Rasa Khas is a welcome addition to the nearly non-existent Indonesian […]

Thai Pork Satay on a Grill Longer Than Your School Bus


I’m really not joking… The grill at Bangkok’s “Dee Moo Satay” (ตี๋หมูสะเต๊ะ), is quite honestly the longest grill I’ve ever seen in my life, and it’s probably longer than the bus you took to school when you were a kid. The photo above shows less than half of the full grill, it’s that long! When […]

Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen – Tasty Ramen in Bangkok


I was invited into the newly opened Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen, and being a lover of Japanese Ramen, I couldn’t resist. Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen is originally from Osaka, and they recently opened their first branch in Bangkok. Walking into the restaurant, you feel like you’re in Japan – the staff greets you in Japanese – and […]